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Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan (L) and former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari pose for a photo after signing a peace accord in Abuja March 26, 2015.Reuters

Nigeria's president-elect Muhammadu Buhari, who got a stunning victory in the March elections, is being officially inaugurated on Friday at Eagle's Square in Abuja. 

The 72-year-old, who calls himself a 'converted democrat', will officially take over as the Nigerian President three decades after he last held power in a military coup. 

Ever since Nigeria moved to democracy in 1999, Buhari had failed at three consecutive attempts to win the elections. 

You can watch the inauguration live in the video below. 

You can also get live updates from the Twitter account of Buhari's office.


3.30 pm (IST): Muhammadu Buhari is sworn in as the Nigerian President. 

Buhari has sworn to be "faithful and bear true allegiance to the Federal Republic of Nigeria; that as president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, I will discharge my duties to the best of my ability, faithfully and in accordance with the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the law".

3.11 pm (IST): Nigeria's Chief Justice Mahmoud Mohammed has sworn in the Vice President-elect Yemi Osinbajo. 

3.00 pm (IST): US Secretary of State John Kerry is also attending the inauguration.

2.57 pm (IST): Among the heads of state in attendance are Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn.

2.35 pm (IST): Outgoing president Goodluck Jonathan is at the inauguration ceremony.

You can read Goodluck Jonathan's statements during the presentation of handover notes to General Buhari HERE.